Civics

In honor of our veterans and the upcoming Veterans Day holiday, the topic of this week's edition of Sunday School with Universal Class is about civics and American history.

Here are some sample courses you might consider taking, but there are many other courses available. The descriptions are shortened, but there is more detail at Universal Class.

American History 101
"This American History Review course invites you to explore the history of this remarkable nation. We'll discuss its early Native American roots and colonist settlements; the forging of a new national identity, free of the chains of imperialism; the establishment of the country of the United States as a world power; the national scandals, individual rights issues and other growing pains that consumed and continually persist on America's political and social stage; and the spectacular events and some memorable individuals that have helped shape America today."
[15 lessons]
American Government
"Written with the belief that understanding the foundations of the America system of government is necessary to fully comprehend America's current political system, this self-paced course is appropriate for learners of any age (homeschoolers, high schoolers, college students or just inquisitive people). Our easy-to-understand online format is perfect for those seeking review, extra tutoring, test prep or general educational enhancement."
[18 lessons]
American Heroes and Villains
"Just as there have been famous and infamous personalities that have arisen on the world stage throughout the ages, America has had its share of notable personalities--ranging from the very good to the very, very bad. This course will provide a brief biographical overview of many of America's most notable heroes and villains, along with an analysis of why each one is well-known in our history. Furthermore, it will provide criteria for better understanding why and how each of these persons became who they are in our collective lives."
[14 lessons]
Twenty Women Who Changed American History
"When the first European settlers arrived to stake their claim in America, they brought with them their philosophies, their religious beliefs, and their women. And over the course of nearly four centuries, many strong, even fearless women have risked their lives to change what they saw as injustices, not only for themselves but for all people who faced the wrongs inflicted upon them by an imperfect society. In all, the twenty great and influential women covered in this course were able to identify a wrong and dedicate their lives to making it right, and in doing so they paved the way for all women to follow in pursuit of equality, freedom, and happiness."
[15 lessons]

Classes available through Universal Class are free to patrons who hold Beauregard Parish library cards. There are over 500 different courses available. If these are not to your interest, log in to Universal Class. You're bound to find something you like!

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